The Maximus Black Files – Mole Hunt by Paul Collins
Publisher: Ford Street
Publication Date: 2011
Price: AUD $19.95
Category: Science Fiction
Age Guide: Young Adults
In a galaxy o cutthroat companies, shadowy clans and a million agendas, spy agency RIM barely wields enough control to keep order.
Maximus Black is RIM’s star cadet. But he has a problem. One of RIM’s best agents, Anneke Longshadow, knows there’s a mole in the organisation.
And Maximus has a lot to hide...
What a great start to an amazing trilogy. Anneke and Maximus are two main characters full of mystery. They are both RIM agents working against one another. They are great characters. I like how bit by bit we learn more about these two great characters.
It’s the best science fiction I have read. I love how it’s so far into the future and the technology is advanced. It makes you wonder what type of technology there will be in the future.
About the Author
Paul Collins sold his first professional fantasay story in 1977 to the US magazine ‘Weirdbook’. The best of his short stories have been collected in The Government in Excile (1994). A later collection, Stalking Midnight, was pubplished by cosmos.com.
His first fantasy novel for young readers was The Wizard’s Torment.
Paul also edited the young adult anthology Dream Weavers, Australia’s first heroic fantasy anthology. Fantastic Worlds and Tales from the Wasteland followed.
Together with Michael Pryor, Paul is the co-editor of the highly successful fantasy series, The Quentaris Chronicles; he has also contributed seven titles to the series as an author. Paul’s other works include The Jelindel Chronicles, The Earthborn Wars trilogy and The World of Grrym trilogy written in collaboration with Danny Willis.
Paul has been the recipient of several awards, notably the inaugural Peter McNamara, the Aurealis, and the William Atheling. He has been short-listed for many others, including the Speech Pathology Australia and Ditmar awards.
Paul has worked as a pub bouncer, served time in the commandos, has a black belt in both tae kwon do and ju jitsu, was a kick boxer, and trained with the Los Angeles Hell Drivers.
Also by Paul Collins:
- The Wizard’s Torment
- Swords of Quentaris
- Slaves of Quentairs
- Princess of Shadows
- The Forgotten Prince
- Vampires of Quentaris
- The Spell of Undoing
- The Earthborn
- The Skyborn
- The Hiveborn
- Allira’s Gift (with Danny Willis)
- Lords of Quibbitt (with Danny Willis)
- Morgassas’ Folly (with Danny Willis)
- Trust Me! (editor)